Contributed by jolan on from the sensors-sensors-senors dept.
Marco Peereboom sent an email to misc@ last week which details the new IPMI support in OpenBSD. Here's a little exert from Marco's mail to get you started:
The ipmi term Intelligent Platform Management refers to autonomous monitoring and recovery features implemented directly in platform management hardware and firmware. The key characteristics of Intelligent Platform Management is that inventory, monitoring, logging, and recovery control functions are available independent of the main processor, BIOS, and operating system.
More OpenBSD-specific IPMI can be found in the ipmi(4) man page. It is quite interesting as it provides support for some sensors like the ones used in Dell PowerEdge servers.
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